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‘Millionaire Matchmaker’ Patti Stanger Set Herself Up with the Perfect Engagement Ring!
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Though she plays cupid for a living, Patti Stanger of Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker is off the market herself. In May, the reality star got engaged to her real estate executive boyfriend Andy Friedman – but not without the perfect sparkler. “It’s four carats,” Stanger, tells PEOPLE. “It’s a heart shaped diamond. It’s in a white-gold setting — not a platinum, believe it or not — because platinum gets tarnished.” Fans of her show, which returns for its third season tonight, know the 48 year-old is quick to voice her opinions, which also extended to finding the ideal rock. “I always said, ‘Nobody ever had a heart-[shaped] ring,’” she declares. “And I said if I ever get a diamond ring, I want it to be heart [shaped]. So he was cute and he remembered it and copied a picture of it –- and he went to his friend who’s a designer. He designed the ring from scratch. He spent four months designing it.” Stanger continues: “My fiancé did major research,” she says. “Most people go platinum but there’s a lot of upkeep [with platinum]. And it’s a non-conflict stone from Israel. It’s a really high quality stone. He really did the right thing by me. My dad was a jeweler and the whole blood diamond thing really upset me.” -Brian Orloff